Life on Hold Blast – September 27th

Life on Hold by Beverly Stowe McClure

A paper found.
A secret revealed.
A girl’s life changed forever.

Myra Gibson’s life is a lie. For sixteen years her parents have kept their secret, but the adoption paper she discovers while cleaning the guest house tells the truth. As the past and present collide, Myra finally stands up for herself and begins a journey she may regret.


“All I can say is wow! Beverly Stowe McClure knocked this one out of the ballpark. The story of Myra and her search for the truth touched upon one of the fundamental needs of all children (and teens): the need for a father in their lives. … The school librarian at the middle school where I teach is already looking into buying a copy for the school library. It’s that good.”
~Award Winning Author Darby Karchut-

“Beverly did an awesome job with this book. Myra’s character and the decisions she make throughout the book are believable. Her friends, family and love interest, Jeremy, are all characters that the readers can relate to.”
~Peggy Tibbetts –

About the Author:

When Beverly Stowe McClure was a child she hated to read. Even though her eighth grade teacher sent her poem “Stars” to the National High School Poetry Association, and it was published in Young America Sings, an anthology of Texas high school poetry, she hated to write. In spite of her rocky relationship with books, she attended Midwestern State University, where she read too many books to count, and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree. She taught in elementary school for twenty-two years. Reading Dr. Seuss to her sons and Newbery winners to her students made Beverly realize what she’d been missing: Reading was fun.
Now, she reads most every day. She also writes. Her articles for children’s magazines, many of them about activities her classes did in school, have been published in leading children‘s magazines. One article was reprinted in a Scott Foresman Anthology, Grades PK/K. Her doggie story appeared in a Chicken Soup for the Soul book.

Beverly’s five novels for teens and tweens are published by small Indie Publishers. Her YA historical novel, Caves, Cannons, and Crinolines, is a finalist in the 2011 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Novella Division. The book also is a finalist in Dan Poynter’s Global eBook Awards, Teen Fiction, and is an Honor Award Winner in the Reader’s Favorite Book Award Contest, YA Category, as well as an Honor Winner in the Eric Hoffer Book Awards, YA Category.  Listen to the Ghost was a finalist in the 2003 Dream Realm Awards. Her first picture book came out in June 2011. Her latest book, Life on Hold, is a YA contemporary novel. She lives in the country with her husband, two cats, and a variety of wild critters that come to visit.


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  1. Good morning.
    Thanks to all who enter the contest. Good luck.

    And, Kathy, thanks for your hard work promoting authors.

  2. We at 4RV Publishing are proud to be the company that produced Beverly’s book (actually more than one book). She captures the teen mindset and emotions extremely well.

    We’re looking forward to more from this talented author, whose books published by us can be found at

  3. I can’t wait to read this book. Best of luck, Bev.

  4. Beverly, I’ve loved all of your books I’ve had a chance to read. This looks like another winner from 4RV Publishing.

  5. Thanks, Cheryl and Penny. Good luck to you both.

  6. Wishing you well, Beverly. I like your books. Guess I’ll have to check out this one. Thanks, Kathy. I’d love to win.

  7. Thanks, Janet. I have your book on my TBR list cause I love ghost stories. Good luck to you.

  8. Beverly, Great review. I’ll have to put this on my ‘to read’ list.

  9. Thanks, Karen. The interview is super and the school library now has a copy of the book.

  10. Your book is fantastic Beverly… I’m so happy to see it featured here!

  11. Thank you, Linda. You were great help with your critique.

  12. Bwah, I missed this one. Looks like a total success!

  13. Maybe next time, Catherine. 🙂

  14. Congratulations Arash N. Happy Reading.